Take a seat and make a statement!
- ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS
- 250,000 € prize - House of the Future
- Housing crisis
- Small scale architecture
- The Contemporary Home
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "MICROHOME / Edition #5" competition – Han Kuo from Taiwan!
Han Kuo from Taiwan
Supra-Simplicities is a small architectural studio with team based in Taiwan and New York. As young practitioners, recently we’re fortunate to completed some small-scale projects, including a small office for soil waste management and a residential house in southern Taiwan. We keep challenge ourselves through different types of design. This competition was mainly led and designed by one of key member of Supra-Simplicities, Han Kuo.
At this moment, we only focus ourselves on a small-scale design mostly, which is more controllable and aligns with the thinking and knowledge of our initial concept of studio. Moreover, we always believe designers can come up with big idea from a seemingly humble and human-oriented scale of architecture design.
As one of long-lasting profession in human civilization, architecture is a complicated process and choreography between not only artistic expression but also exquisite engineering. This industry keeps evolving along with the advance of technology and new building technique; hence we regard architects as scientist or doctors who help to diagnose and improve our living environment and society.
To me, every architecture competition is an uncharted journey and challenge. Competition help us think in a wider variety of perspectives that we never did before. I really like the main subject of microhome competition. The allowed buildable footprint is tiny but I don’t consider it as limitation. Instead, the restriction is the force triggering more creative and unthinkable imagination.
In order to building up constant conversation with yourself and keep challenging and renewing all your established thinking, competition is an effective way to achieve that goal.
Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs
Use architecture to create different emotional states